Dr. Charles F. Robinson was formally invested as the seventh chancellor of the University of Arkansas on April 20, 2023. The investiture ceremony — one of academia’s oldest traditions — was held in the Faulkner Performing Arts Center and hosted by UA System President Donald R. Bobbitt and the UA Board of Trustees. The ceremony included greetings from leaders of several groups and remarks from Chancellor Robinson, who was presented with a medallion symbolizing his authority and responsibilities. The university marked the occasion with several events, including a pre-investiture celebration in the Arkansas Union.
Chancellor Charles Robinson and Morril Harriman, Chairman of the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees, share a smile as Dr. Jeffrey Murdock and the Inspirational Chorale open the investiture ceremony.
University of Arkansas System President Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt welcomes members of the university community and distinguished guests to the Faulkner Performing Arts Center.
Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders congratulates Chancellor Robinson on behalf of the state of Arkansas.
The Honorable Morril Harriman, representing the University of Arkansas System’s Board of Trustees.
Dr. Deacue Fields, Vice President of the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture, offers congratulations.
Associated Student Government President Lauren Lofton brings greetings on behalf of the undergraduate student body.
Dana McGee, President of the Graduate-Professional Student Congress, congratulates Chancellor Robinson on behalf of the university’s graduate and professional students.
Dr. Stephen Caldwell, Faculty Senate Chair, brings greetings on behalf of the university’s faculty members.
Staff Senate Chair Roy Cordell, representing the University of Arkansas staff.
Dr. Donald Bobbitt presents Chancellor Robinson with a medallion that symbolizes his authority and responsibilities.
Morril Harriman congratulates Chancellor Robinson.
Chancellor Robinson speaks about creating magical moments on campus.
Laughing with the audience.
Dr. Jeffrey Murdock and the Inspirational Chorale close the ceremony by ushering in a “Brand New Day.”
Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt, Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Dr. Deacue Fields, and Chancellor Robinson having fun after the ceremony.
Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt, Chancellor Robinson, Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Dr. Deacue Fields and Mr. Roy Cordell share a laugh.
Chancellor Robinson holds his son, Camdyn.
Chancellor Robinson shows the medallion he received during the investiture ceremony.
Chancellor Robinson speaks with G. David Gearhart, who served as chancellor from 2008 to 2015.
Calling the Hogs before the investiture ceremony.
Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Chancellor Robinson and Arkansas State Representative Robin Lundstrum.
Students take a selfie with Chancellor Robinson before the investiture ceremony.
Chancellor Robinson with members of the campus community during a pre-investiture celebration in the Arkansas Union.
Calling the Hogs in the Arkansas Union.
Student support for Chancellor Robinson.
Phi Delta Theta congratulates Chancellor Robinson.
Kappa Alpha displays a congratulatory banner.
Tri Delta and Kappa Sigma congratulate Chancellor Robinson.
The Sigma Chi house on Investiture Day.